Mel B experienced the scare of a lifetime when a terrifying magician and illusionist performed her act during the America’s Got Talent auditions.
The Sacred Riana is a 25-year-old illusionist from Jakarta, Indonesia, who is known for winning Asia’s Got Talent in 2017 after she wow’d viewers with her impressive magic acts.
The creepy performer – whose real name is Marie Antoinette Riana Graharani – is now having her run at America’s Got Talent, and for her first act she scared the judges when she made a ghost appear behind Mel B in a Polaroid picture.
Creepy: The Sacred Riana is a 25-year-old illusionist and magician from Jakarta, Indonesia. She garnered fame for her scary character after appearing on Asia’s Got Talent in 2017
Terrifying: The illusionist appeared on America’s Got Talent and scared the judges, specifically Mel B, during her magic act
Stay away: Simon Cowell appeared unsure about the contestant because she refused to speak that the beginning of her act
Scary: Riana first circled the judges table before starting her trick, which scared Heidi Klum
Magic: Riana placed 12 cards on the table of people and asked Mel B to pick the person she thought killed the 11 other people
Chosen card: Out of the 12 cards, Mel B chose Bob as the person she thought started the fire
The America’s Got Talent judges didn’t know what to expect when Riana walked on stage carrying a creepy doll.
When Mel B tried to ask the magician questions, all she got was a twitch of the head before Riana walked off the stage and toward the judges, with some of them exclaiming, ‘Get away from me!’ as she walked past.
Riana’s eerie character became widely known while on Asia’s Got Talent where she got through the entire season without ever breaking out of The Ring-inspired act, even when she won the show.
While playing this character, Riana always keeps part of her face obscured by her hair, twitches her head and arm constantly, and speaks in a vibrating voice.
Riana’s stunt during the America’s Got Talent auditions involved 12 pictures of people and an old newspaper clipping saying one person supposedly killed everyone else in a fire.
Amazing: She then revealed that Mel B had chosen the same card that was on an old newspaper clipping
Shocked: Mel B appeared impressed by that part of the trick where she was able to pick the right card
Scared: Riana took a Polaroid picture of Mel B at the beginning of the trick and then had her flip it over. The picture caused Mel B to scream in terror
Eerie: Mel B screamed because Riana was able to make the man appear in the picture behind the judge’s shoulder
Impressed: Howie Mendel, Mel B and Heidi Klum all voted ‘yes’ for Riana to go through to the next round. Simon Cowell was the only judge to vote ‘no’
Mel B was asked to select which person killed everyone else.
After the picture of a man named Bob was selected, Riana then took a Polaroid photo of Mel B and placed it upside down in the judge’s hand.
The magician than revealed that Mel B selected the correct person from an old newspaper clipping. But the real scare happened once she flipped the Polaroid photo over to show the chosen man standing as a ghost-like figure behind Mel B’s shoulder.
Howie Mendel and Heidi Klum were both amazed by Riana saying they thought her act was very original. Mel B also gave the magician a yes despite getting scared in the process.
But Simon Cowell, who buzzed Riana halfway through her act, was unimpressed and said the performer should watch Disney instead before giving her a ‘no’ vote.
Riana will be back, though, for the next round of the auditions where she might have more scares in store for Mel B.